New Danish feature films
Before the Frost
Michael Noer, 2019
As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer, Jens, and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ally with the neighbouring family in a marriage between his daughter and their son. However, when the rich farmer at a nearby farm wants to buy Jens’s land, he sees a chance to provide him and his family with an even better life.
Kirsten Skytte, Thomas Borch Nielsen, 2019
7-year-old Anna is having trouble sleeping at night. She accidentally left her favourite doll, Sophie, at her family’s holiday home, and Anna’s parents won’t drive all the way to the house to retrieve the doll. Just as Anna is wondering if Sophie feels lonely, she suddenly hears a strange sound.
Anders Matthesen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, 2018
A possessed checkered ninja doll teams up with teenage boy Alex to avenge the murder of a poor child factory worker. The checkered ninja helps Alex vanquish the school bully and score the love of his life, while Alex teaches him that bloody revenge isn’t better than bloody crime.
Mehdi Avaz, 2019
As Leo and Olivia are facing a crisis in their marriage, their nine-year-old daughter, Liv, becomes a messenger between her mother and father. The film explores the break-up of a family and the decisions parents make in trying to find meaning and hope when everything is falling apart. The story is inspired by true events.
Niels Arden Oplev, 2019
A story of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times. The protagonist is the young Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organisation Islamic State along with several other foreign nationals, including the American journalist James Foley. The film follows Daniel’s struggle to survive in captivity, his friendship with James and the nightmare of the Rye family back home in Denmark as they try to cope with the fear that they may never see their son alive again.
Jesper W. Nielsen, 2020
Iben, Malene, Anne-Lise and Camilla are four women working together, in a daily routine marked by power struggles, whispers and alliances. When Iben and Malene each receive death threats, they start to suspect a Serbian war criminal, whom they have been writing articles about. However, when a case of bullying in the office escalates, they slowly begin to wonder if the evil comes from themselves.
Michael Wikke, Steen Rasmussen, 2019
Video games are Viggo's whole life. But one day when a goose crashes on his balcony and it turns out it can talk, Viggo’s life is changed forever. The goose is desperate to get back to his flock but has a broken wing, so Viggo is forced to step up and help his newfound friend.
Magnus Millang, 2019
The two estranged brothers Emil and Magnus travel to Spain to bring home the body of their drunken and now dead father. What Emil doesn’t know is that Magnus has only agreed to go because of their father’s valuable Rolex watch which can save his bleeding finances. But when it turns out the transportation of the body will cost more than 10,000 Euro, Magnus convinces his reluctant little brother to run away with the body hidden in a roof box on top of a way too small rental car.
Tilde Harkamp, 2019
Eva’s ex-husband, Steen, quickly moved forward from their divorce and replaced her with the young and sexy Bella, with whom even Eva’s childhood friend Marlene have become pretty close with. So when Marlene breaks the news that she is in love with another man, Eva and Bella jumps at the opportunity to arrange a wellness-weekend covering the potential affair. But the trip quickly develops into a competition between Eva and Bella, and it all rises and falls with a failed pheasant hunt, because of Eva insisting on distracting Bella and win back Marlene.
Daniel Dencik, 2020
The film is the story of Ines who kills her past while inventing a new future in Japan. The Danish girl visits the night club Miss Osaka, and while she is trained in the art of being a hostess, we eventually discover what horrible events in the Norwegian wilderness that led Ines to Japan, with a determined ex-boyfriend following close behind. The film is an identity fable about what happens on the paths of love and delusion as identities change, dissolve and re-emerge.
Charlotte Sachs Bostrup, 2019
New mom Line is living the high life in Hong Kong with her husband, Bjørn. When Line discovers Bjørn’s infidelity she leaves him in fury and heads for the last place Bjørn would ever think to look – Line’s tiny hometown in provincial Funen. What is intended to be a short stay becomes a journey back to Line’s roots, her resentful ceramic artist cousin Maja and the encounter with an effervescent group of mothers.
The Day We Died
Ole Christian Madsen, 2020
In an icy cold Europe, people are slowly moving on after the shocking terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. In Copenhagen, the newly released criminal Omar has his agenda. Meanwhile, filmmaker Finn, Jewish watchman Dan and the worn-out action force officer Rico live their various everyday lives unaware of their common destiny.
The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)
Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2019
In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself into some of his favourite movie scenes. One day, the police bring him to the Soviet orphanage.
The Good Traitor
Christina Rosendahl, 2020
A story of one man’s impassioned resistance to the Nazis as World War II threatens to engulf all of Europe. In 1939, Henrik Kauffmann is serving his post in Washington as the Danish Ambassador to the United States. When German troops invade and occupy Denmark, Kauffman declares himself to be the only true representative of a free Denmark in opposition to the Nazis.
Out of Tune
Frederikke Aspöck, 2019
Celebrity financier and jet-setter Markus Føns is taken into custody. Following a brutal assault by a gang of bikers in connection with some of his more shady dealings, Markus opts for voluntary solitary confinement among the prison’s weakest inmates. This ward has a prison choir, of which the inmate Niels is the unofficial conductor.
Queen of Hearts
May el-Toukhy, 2019
Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events destined to destroy her world.
Daniel Joseph Borgman, 2019
Liv, 13, lives deep in the forest with her simple father Jens and her obese, bedridden mother Maria. Sheltered from the outside world they survive on what they can find in nature. Here, even the smallest things have a soul, and the greatest meaning can be found in the journey of an ant into the sap of tree roots.
The Shamer's Daughter II – The Serpent Gift
Ask Hasselbalch, 2019
Dina, The Shamer’s daughter, must save her family with her magical power of compelling people to admit their most shameful secrets with the help of her newly found father. He is a Blackmaster, however, and possesses the power to make people see and believe things that aren’t true. Dina must now deal with having inherited this horrible power while forging a relationship with him – a father she both fears and mistrusts.
Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid, 2020
19-year-old Talib Ben Hassi’s life hangs by a thread. The exact details of what took place while he was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers Jens and Mike are on routine patrol in the local ghetto when news of Talib’s death comes in over the radio, igniting uncontrollable, pent-up rage in the ghetto’s youth wanting revenge.
Sons of Denmark
Ulaa Salim, 2019
Denmark 2025. One year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen, radicalisation around the country has intensified and ethnic tensions are running high. The next parliamentary election is near, and the extremely nationalist political leader Martin Nordahl is set for a landslide victory.
Monty and the Street Party
Mikael Wulff, Anders Morgenthaler, 2019
Mugge’s parents are going through a loud and terrible divorce that threatens to tear the blissful suburban neighbourhood apart. But Mugge takes matters into his own hands and plans the most epic street party ever in an attempt to get his parents back together.
Jonas Alexander Arnby, 2019
Insurance detective Max is investigating the disappearance of Arthur. The assignment takes him on a long and mysterious journey into the clandestine Aurora Hotel, a unique secretive facility that specialises in elaborate assisted suicide fantasies. While in the midst of an existential crisis, Max starts to question his perception of reality.
Frelle Petersen, 2019
Kris lives with her partly disabled uncle in rural Denmark and together they run a small farm. In their quirky yet loving relationship, built upon daily routines, words aren’t necessary. Kris is the dominant workhorse and she has taken on a motherly and overprotecting role towards her uncle.
Fenar Ahmad, 2019
The two children Røskva and Tjalfe embark on an adventurous journey to Valhalla with the two gods Thor and Loki. However, the peace of Valhalla is threatened by the monstrous Fenris wolf and the dreaded giants, the Jotnar. Together with the gods, the two young humans take on the fight to save Valhalla from the end of the world – Ragnarok.
Jeanette Nordahl, 2020
Following the tragic death of her mother, Ida falls into the care of her estranged aunt Bodil and Bodil’s three grown sons. Ida initially finds comfort in their home, which is filled with physical tenderness and a strong sense of unity. But the darker reality of her family's criminal way of life and toxic dynamics slowly pushes her to accept violence, addiction and intimidation as normal.